First thinks first. I was very critical of this product when I ordered it but I have to say I was very pleasantly surprised at the way it works. My problem was my car has no Bluetooth but it does have a aux port so I had to plug my phone in every time I got in and needed a better way to use my phone in the car. Pros. It’s very easy to set up and pair with your phone with Bluetooth. It Will work with Siri on your iPhone. You can set it up with empty fm station on your radio or use the aux cord that’s provided with the unit if you have a aux port. I can even have Siri open my amazon music app and then tell Alexa to play my amazon music which I thought was a cool extra. You can control your music with voice or skip or go back with the buttons on the unit. Hands free calling, music and navigation. What more can I say. Now for the cons. I have read some reviews about some static when using fm station. It does not have a power button to turn this unit off so if your power source does not turn off when you shut off your car you will have to unplug it. It is lightweight and made of plastic. It will only pair 1 phone at a time. All in all I have had a great experience with this unit. I plug it to my aux port and it powers off when I shut off the car and auto pairs when I start it up. And for the price it can’t be beat. I would recommend this little unit to anyone wanting to go hands free.
Arrived as scheduled! I was anxious to get this so I could listen to praise & worship music in my 99 Ford Taurus again!! My 6-changer CD player died quite some time ago & I have NOT been in a position financially to get it fixed! I needed something inexpensive that would enable me to listen to my music or other & found an FM transmitter (RCA cassette) at Big Lots for $5! I had to endure some static from time to time, but it was better than nothing! Suddenly the tape player began acting up this past week! I knew it was time to search for something else...something of greater quality than what I used before, but yet within my price range. That's when I turned to Amazon & the Nulaxy wireless FM transmitter turned up at the top of my search for an FM transmitter. After reading the MANY raving reviews, I decided to order & BOY AM I GLAD I DIDN'T PASS THIS ONE UP!! I'm VERY HAPPY with this FM Transmitter!! I experience some static in heavily populated areas, but other than that, the sound quality is REALLY GOOD!! I listen to my praise & worship music on my phone wirelessly (youtube videos), or I listen to other youtube videos! All I can say is, "People need to get it while it's still available!" Thank you Nulaxy for such a wonderful quality product...classy too!
Now I can drive down the road or sit in my car during a lunch break, worship the MOST HIGH GOD & get caught up in HIS PRESENCE as HIS GLORY fills my car!!!
My old belkin fm transmitter for my old iPhone 3G was not working well and giving me static all the time & every station. So it was time to put it out to pasture. Looking at these devices before Christmas I found this device & with 15k reviews & very good rating I had to try it.
This thing is amazing! The sound is crazy good and actually my base in the car speakers went up. It’s very very clear and I have yet to hear a hint of static or bad sound while traveling, truly wonderful because I travel a lot & my factory radio has no aux plug-ins & my disc changer just failed. The connection is wonderful as well. As soon as I start the car it connects with my phone, automatically. The only time it has not connected was my iPhone 8’s fault, not this unit. I have used it to receive phone calls on & I can be heard & can hear very clearly. Yes, it stops the music immediately. I’ve also used it to play music while running navigation & it stops the music to not interfere with the navigation commands! Perfect!
I'm in 💘!! I didn't read instructions just went to the radio station on the top corner done! Con: the call sounds good on the other end but you will hear like a static it may be a volume thing and a radio setting. Pros:✔ comes with auxiliary cord ✔ hands free talk ✔ skip music through device not phone ✔ it will make you love it!
Really happy with this. IT DOES TURN ON AND OFF WITH THE CAR. One review says that it doesn't, that must have been an older model.
One Weird Thing I Really Appreciate: It uses a male assistant voice. Nice change. Why do women always have to be the electronic assistants? They used an English butler voice, which is a bit silly, but fine. I appreciate the gender switch nonetheless.
PROS: QUALITY BUILD - the knob and the buttons and all the plastics feel substantial and firm. It's designed with a tight fit, so it won't roll around in the charger. IT'S SAFE. You can use this for play and pause and skip back and forth. So much safer than picking up your phone each time. I've already purchased one for my 17yr old daughter. SOUNDS GREAT. Sound is way better than with an aux cord. IT'S EASY. Start the car, let it pair, press the center button and music plays. Hardly have to touch your phone from then on. MICROPHONE. Hands free calling works really well. Don't have to shout at all. Mic picks things up great.
CONS: STIFFNESS. It's hard to adjust to the angle you want, but this isn't a big detraction, and it's better than the alternative. If it was more adjustable it would also probably shift a lot while driving over bumpy surfaces, which would be really annoying. SET UP. I think a lot of the instant plug and play generation will get annoyed at having to find a good empty frequency. It can be hard in big cities. (87.9 in Seattle BTW.) Took me a couple times. Also, it would be nice if the device had set channels, that way if one frequency works better than another along your commute, you could quickly switch. COLOR. What car has blue instrument lighting? Most old cars are red, some are green. Would be great if you could pick from a few colors on the screen so it would match. SONG INFO. Why not have it give you song title and time information? Seems like a no-brainer. VOLUME RESETS. I keep the volume on the device at max so I can use my steering wheel buttons to control volume, but the device will automatically reset to just below max when you turn it on. But whatever.
These are more suggestions for improvement than actual cons. For the price, this is one of the better products I've bought in a while.
It’s not often that you come across a product that is heads and shoulders above the competition with excellent customer service. I have had such an experience with the Nulaxy KM18.
My 2003 VW Jetta does not have blue tooth nor an external 3mm input jack. To play music from my iPhone over the car radio meant using a cassette connector or a radio transmitter device like the KM18 unit. Over the years I have tried both options with mixed results. The cassette device only works for a couple of months before failing and the transmitter devices were horrible with very poor sound quality. I actually purchased an external blue tooth speaker and used that until it died. The blue tooth option worked best but the volume was not loud enough to overcome wind noise when the windows were down.
After researching what was new in this area I came across a mountain of reviews singing the praises of Nulaxy blue tooth transmitters and I decided to give them a try. They work similar to other radio transmitters on the market but similarities end there. The sound quality from the KM18 is spot on with no discernible static or station bleed over. My iPhone found the KM18 connection quickly and played flawlessly. Upper volume levels are achieved without distortion.
The KM18 plugs right into your cigarette lighter outlet. If your lighter outlet stay live when the key is in the off position you will want to unplug the KM18 when not in use as the unit does not have an external on/off switch.
Customer Service is reached via email and I received a quick positive response to a question I had. If you are looking for a device giving you blue tooth connectivity to your car radio look no further! The Nulaxy KM18 is that product!
After ordering the KM18 without the on/off switch, Nulaxy offered to ship me the newer model that would resolve my initial issues. This new version has the on / off switch I wanted and it works fantastic. It's fast, responsive, and does everything I need it to do. I'm really happy with it and recommend it.
Furthermore, the company is highly responsive and professional, taking the time to work with me and address my issues. I've never had a company reach out to me personally to resolve my grievances.The fact that they took the time to do this has me incredibly impressed with how they conduct themselves. I couldn't be more happy with my purchase and only wished that all businesses operated with this degree of professionalism and etiquette.
I have used this product on 2 or 3 occasions so far, so bear that in mind for the review. Furthermore, I live in a fairly rural area, so unused FM channels abound. The adapter is heavier than expected; a nice, solid feel, not cheap plastic. The light from the screen is brighter than I might desire. It's not distracting, but I often turn the interior lights very dim at night and this screen is definitely noticeable, then. It doesn't show the current song, or (as far as I can tell) anything useful unless you're changing the FM channel, so I'm not sure the purpose behind the bright light. It would be nice to have an on/off switch. The quality is about par for bluetooth/FM transmitters. The range allows for every decimal (not just the odds like a radio, which is weird?) and goes both lower and higher than any typical radio. In my testing, the higher channels had a slightly more steady sound than the lower channels. The sound quality and volume are both noticeably better when using the (included) cable, rather than Bluetooth. Again, as would be expected. I did notice some high pitched whining over the radio that seemed to be related to electrical load on the car (high beams, using windows, etc). My car is 19 years old and has a few electrical... not quite gremlins, but they're pretty close... so this is likely unique to my setup. I have not used the charger or card reader, yet. I did some initial attempts to use the transmitter to place phone calls without success. Since I was driving, I didn't want to try too hard. I have not yet received a call while using the transmitter. I will try to remember to update when/if these change. The arm that holds the transmitter up will likely be hit or miss, depending on your vehicle. It puts the transmitter a little awkwardly in front of my HVAC controls (and looks silly if I turn it sideways!), but it's not so bulky to be unmanageable, anyways. For the category and price range, it's unbeatable. And I can't imagine what features on the higher priced offerings are legitimately necessary and useful...
I really didn't hold out much hope for this little guy. I previously (like 8 years or so ago) had a transmitter device to use to listen to music in the car. It didn't work very well. It was very staticky.
Fast forward to today: I currently have a 2006 Hyundai Elantra that was given to me by a friend. There is no aux port or Bluetooth capability. I've become reliant on a Bluetooth connection to my car (My other vehicle is a 2013 Subaru Outback). Earpieces sometimes either don't get loud enough or they hurt my ear (and I really don't like having wired earbuds when I'm driving). I'm also not yet ready to spend a few hundred dollars on a new radio (I might get one in the future for cd capability and GPS integration), so I did some research to see what was on the market today.
After reading the reviews (and seeing this was an Amazon's Choice item), I decided that spending less than $20 was not so bad if the device is at least half-way decent. Set up took a few seconds. My phone connected quickly (I currently have a Samsung J3 Prime). You must select a station to tune to with the device. I discovered that even an airing station will work (for example 91.9 WGTS). Keep in mind, you are not able to listen to the radio and be connected to the transmitter at the same time. So for this reason, I use the FM radio app or another music app on my phone while I drive.
I tested this device on my way to work by calling my husband. Not once did he tell me he had trouble hearing me and I had no trouble hearing him. He didn't even know I was talking to him through the transmitter and the car radio. The audio was crisp and there wasn't a lot of background/road noises. This little guy keeps a pretty low profile, so it's not in the way of anything. I would like for it to be a little bit more flexible, though.
I would definitely recommend this to anyone with an older vehicle and wants hands-free mobile calling.
Do you have an older model car but want to play music from your smart phone?? This makes it so easy! My kids have a 2006 Accord with radio and CD as the only options. I did my homework, watched the videos and read the reviews. So happy I bought this. Wow!! Highly Recommend!! My teen boys love this and so do I! (no more complaining about not having an Aux chord in their car.) This product works super well and it's such an amazing price! Looks great too. They relentlessly tried to convince us to install an aux chord in their Honda Accord (that we share with them) but I refused to pay so much for the professional installation (I think about $500 or so) I also didn't want them to install it themselves for fear that the dash would get damaged. (They insisted it would be "easy" but I doubt it) Try it. So worth it. Didn't even know this product existed prior to my research. Thank you Nulaxy!!